Re: July 2 International Signing Period
Over three minor league seasons, Torreyes has a 1:1 BB:K ratio.
He has some pop in his bat and has a solid Iso obp (obp-BA) of 0.60. (This year's is better than that.) 84 of his 291 hits have been for extra bases. All but 89 ABs of this has been done in parks that range from nuetral to those that sap serious power.
Looks like he was in the mother of all BaBIP-related slumps, but has come out the other side.
Unfortunately, he's a guy that's already got two strikes against him, in that he's very short/ small and has little pedigree. He'll have to mash in order to get recognized. Too bad, too, as he's got a solid defensive reputation (reports range from Gold Glove to above average).
Jose Altuve was mentioned as a comparable player when he was a Red. I'd certainly take that as a major leaguer and run.
(I'd deal Drew Stubbs for he and a C prospect right now and not look back.*)
Caveat: Ronald Torreyes is probably my favorite prospect in all of baseball, so I'm biased.
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